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LA TheatreWorks: Earth and Sky by Douglas Post on March 28 from 10 pm – midnight March 28, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing

This Saturday, March 28 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, starring Ed Begley, Jr., Annette Bening, John Mahoney, and Steven Weber.  Sarah McKeon lives in the rarefied world of library work and poetry readings. But the brutal murder of her lover shakes loose her naivete in Douglas Post’s haunting thriller.  Through the dangerous streets and barren alleys of Chicago’s Northside, McKeon searches for the truth about the man she thought she knew. The broadcast includes an interview with Ed Begley, Jr.

Next Saturday, April 4 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Mizlansky/Zilinsky by Jon Robin Baitz, starring Nathan Lane, Julie Kavner, Richard Masur, Rob Morrow, Paul Sand, Grant Shaud, and Harry Shearer.  Cunning Hollywood producer Davis Mizlansky and his nervous partner Sam Zilinsky are the archetypal Hollywood con men. They’re trying to hatch one last grand scheme – but the IRS is trying to cash a reality check. What happens when the art of the deal turns into a battle for the ultimate double-cross? The broadcast includes an essay by Jon Robin Baitz recounting how he expanded Mizlansky/Zilinsky from a one-act play to a full-length production. The essay is read by actor Eric Stoltz.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series, The Play’s the Thing, airs locally every Saturday night from 10 pm to midnight on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio, and is streamed at www.kpcc.org for one week following each broadcast.

To get a full schedule,  go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org and follow the link through the “Radio Theatre Series” heading and then “Episode Guide” or go directly to www.scpr.org for KPCC.

The series can also be heard on 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM KRTS “Marfa Public Radio” in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide.  Selected programs from LATW are also heard internationally over BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Telefis Eirann (Ireland), Radio Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand.  The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on itunes, overdrive.com, audible.com, and on the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org.

Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine.  Listeners can visit their website at www.audiofilemagazine.com to view 65 reviews of LATW plays and hear sound clips from them. 

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